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Global Advanced Technologies for Municipal Water Treatment 2021-2026

  • ID: 5412103
  • Report
  • August 2021
  • Region: Global
  • 190 Pages
  • BCC Research

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • 3M
  • Aquion, Inc.
  • Dupont De Nemours Inc.
  • Industrie De Nora S.P.A.
  • Ozotech Inc.
  • Suez Group

The global market for advanced municipal water treatment technologies is estimated to grow from $13.7 billion in 2021 to reach $20.5 billion by 2026, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.4% during the forecast period of 2021-2026.

The North American market for advanced municipal water treatment technologies is estimated to grow from $4.6 billion in 2021 to reach $7.0 billion by 2026, at a CAGR of 8.6% during the forecast period of 2021-2026.

The Asia-Pacific market for advanced municipal water treatment technologies is estimated to grow from $4.9 billion in 2021 to reach $7.6 billion by 2026, at a CAGR of 9.1% during the forecast period of 2021-2026.

Report Scope

This report examines the market for four categories of advanced municipal water treatment: filtration technology, ultraviolet irradiation, ozone disinfection, and some novel advanced oxidation processes (chlorination). Five-year projections are provided for market activity and value. The report will provide a detailed analysis of key trends and opportunities that will aid in the growth of the market. It will also analyze the major challenges faced by the municipal water treatment industry. Technological trends, industry structure, pricing considerations, R&D, government regulations, company profiles, and competitive technologies are also included in the study.

The report is primarily a study of the U.S. market, but due to the international presence of some industry participants, the global market is also included. The regions considered in the global study are North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World.

The report will also have a separate section highlighting the impact of COVID-19 on advanced technologies for the municipal water treatment market, particularly in the U.S. The section will include the impact of COVID-19 on demand and supply of municipal water treatment technologies, price impact, and various strategic decisions taken by the government to boost the market.

The market size and estimations are provided in terms of value ($ millions), with 2020 as the base year and a market forecast for 2021 to 2026. Regional and country-level market size, with respect to filtration systems and advanced disinfection systems, are also provided. The impact of COVID-19 will be considered while estimating the market size.

Some of the novel treatment technologies included in the report are chloramines, chlorine dioxide, on-site sodium hypochlorite, and mixed oxidants. Market size and estimations for these novel treatment technologies are provided only for the U.S. market, not for the global market.

The Report Includes

  • 38 data tables and 46 additional tables
  • An updated review of the U.S. and global markets for advanced municipal water treatment technologies
  • Analyses of the global market trends, with data from 2020, estimates for 2021, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2026
  • Evaluation and forecast the advanced municipal water treatment market size (in USD millions), and corresponding market share analysis by filtration technology, type of disinfection system, and region
  • Discussion of the major market dynamics (DROs) for municipal water treatment, technological trends, industry structure, pricing considerations, R&D activities, government regulations, and competitive technologies within the marketplace
  • Coverage of membrane bioreactor (MBR) technology as a subsegment of the filtration technology segment
  • Information on water supply enhancement, augmentation, and beneficial reuse; coverage of enhanced regulatory compliance and current wastewater infrastructure statuses
  • Highlights of the impact of COVID-19 on the advanced municipal water treatment technologies market, particularly in the U.S.
  • An updated list of mergers, acquisitions, product launches, divestitures, and achievements that have taken place in the recent years
  • Insight into the growth development strategies of key market players operating within the global market; their key competitive landscape and company share analysis
  • Descriptive company profiles of all the leading manufacturers of advanced water treatment technologies. Major players including 3M Co., Alfa Laval, DuPont de Nemours Inc., Koch Separation Solutions, Pall Corp., Toray Industries Inc., and Xylem, Inc.
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • 3M
  • Aquion, Inc.
  • Dupont De Nemours Inc.
  • Industrie De Nora S.P.A.
  • Ozotech Inc.
  • Suez Group

Chapter 1 Introduction

  • Market Definition
  • Study Goals and Objectives
  • Reasons for Doing This Study
  • Scope of Report
  • Intended Audience
  • Methodology
  • Geographic Breakdown
  • What's New in This Update?
  • Analyst's Credentials
  • Custom Research
  • Related Reports

Chapter 2 Summary and Highlights

Chapter 3 Market Overview

  • History of Drinking Water Treatment
  • Overview of Advanced Municipal Water Treatment Technologies
  • Environmental Technology Verification
  • Drinking Water Treatment Requirements
  • Continued Reliance on Chlorine
  • Costs of Converting to Non-chlorine Disinfection
  • The Multibarrier Approach
  • Market Dynamics
  • Drivers
  • Restraints
  • Opportunities
  • Regulatory Landscape
  • Safe Drinking Water Act
  • The Stage 2 Disinfection By-Products Rule
  • Chemical Security
  • Impact of COVID-19
  • Impact on Demand
  • Impact on Supply
  • Price Impact
  • Conclusion

Chapter 4 U.S. Market for Municipal Water Treatment

  • Introduction
  • Drinking Water Infrastructure Needs Survey and Assessment
  • Needs Associated with the SDWA
  • Federal Investment in Clean Water
  • The Private Activity Bond Initiative
  • State Budgets
  • Municipal Budgets
  • Water Availability and Usage in the U.S.
  • Public Water Supply
  • Community Water Systems
  • Climate Change
  • Potable Water Cost
  • Water Reuse

Chapter 5 U.S. Market Breakdown by Type of Filtration Technology

  • Overview
  • Membrane Filtration (Non-MBR)
  • Market Size and Growth
  • Overview
  • Reverse Osmosis (RO)
  • Nanofiltration (NF)
  • Electrodialysis Reversal (EDR)
  • Microfiltration (MF)
  • Ultrafiltration (UF)
  • Microfiltration Membrane Bioreactors (MBRs)
  • Market Size and Growth
  • Applicability
  • Advantages and Disadvantages
  • Company Product Offerings of Filtration Technologies

Chapter 6 U.S. Market Breakdown by Type of Disinfection System

  • Overview
  • Ozone
  • Market Size and Growth
  • Overview
  • Drawbacks and Benefits
  • Company Product Offerings of Ozone Disinfection Systems
  • Ultraviolet Light
  • Market Size and Growth
  • Overview
  • UV Lamps
  • Benefits and Drawbacks
  • Company Product Offerings of UV Disinfection Systems
  • Novel Disinfection Technologies
  • Market Size and Growth
  • Overview
  • Novel Treatment Technologies
  • Company Product Offerings of Novel Disinfection Technologies

Chapter 7 Global Market for Advanced Technologies for Municipal Water Treatment by Region

  • Overview
  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Rest of the World

Chapter 8 Competitive Landscape

  • Company Share Analysis: Global
  • Major Developments

Chapter 9 Company Profiles

  • 3M
  • Alfa Laval
  • Aquion, Inc.
  • Cdg Environmental
  • Dupont De Nemours Inc.
  • Electrolytic Technologies
  • Evoqua Water Technologies Llc
  • Hydranautics (A Nitto Group Company)
  • Industrie De Nora S.P.A.
  • Koch Separation Solutions
  • Ozotech Inc.
  • Pall Corp.
  • Suez Group
  • Toray Industries, Inc.
  • Triple O Systems, Inc.
  • Westech Engineering Llc
  • Wigen Water Technologies
  • Xylem, Inc.

Chapter 10 Appendix

List of Tables
Summary Table: Global Market for Advanced Municipal Water Treatment Technologies, by Region, Through 2026
Table 1: A Brief History of Drinking Water Treatment, 4000 B.C.–2021
Table 2: ETV Drinking Water Systems Evaluations, 1999–2014
Table 3: Comparison of Disinfection Methods
Table 4: Cost of Converting to Non-chlorine Alternatives at Municipal Drinking Water Plants
Table 5: Share of U.S. Population on Public Water Supply Using Water Treated with Chloramination, 2019
Table 6: Average Cost of Water and Wastewater Treatment
Table 7: New Water Infrastructure Expansion/Upgradation Projects in the U.S.
Table 8: SDWA Contaminant Regulation Timeline, 1975-2020
Table 9: National Primary Drinking Water Regulations
Table 10: National Secondary Drinking Water Regulations
Table 11: Drinking Water Contaminant Candidate List 4
Table 12: Final CCL 4 Microbial Contaminants
Table 13: Total 20-Year Need, by System Size, System Type, and Project Type, January 2015
Table 14: Trends in U.S. Water Use, Through 2015
Table 15: Percentage Increase in the Price at the 50-Gallons-per-Day Level in Drinking Water for Different U.S. Cities, 2018–2019
Table 16: U.S. Market for Filtration Technology for Municipal Water Treatment, by Type of Filtration Technology, Through 2026
Table 17: U.S. Market for Membrane Filtration Technology for Municipal Water Treatment, by Filtration Technology, Through 2026
Table 18: U.S. Market for MBRs for Municipal Water Treatment, Through 2026
Table 19: Product Portfolio for Filtration Technologies
Table 20: U.S. Market for Advanced Disinfection Systems for Municipal Water Treatment, by Type, Through 2026
Table 21: U.S. Market for Ozone Disinfection Systems for Municipal Water Treatment, Through 2026
Table 22: Company Product Offerings of Ozone Disinfection Systems
Table 23: U.S. Market for UV Disinfection Systems for Municipal Water Treatment, Through 2026
Table 24: Company Product Offerings of UV Disinfection System
Table 25: U.S. Market for Novel Disinfection Systems for Municipal Water Treatment, by Disinfectant Type, Through 2026
Table 26: Company Product Offerings of Novel Disinfection Technologies
Table 27: Global Market for Advanced Technologies for Municipal Water Treatment, by Region, Through 2026
Table 28: Global Market for Advanced Technologies for Municipal Water Treatment, by Technology Type, Through 2026
Table 29: Global Market for Filtration Technology for Municipal Water Treatment, by Type, Through 2026
Table 30: Global Market for Membrane Filtration for Municipal Water Treatment, by Filtration Technology, Through 2026
Table 31: Global Market for Advanced Disinfection Systems for Municipal Water Treatment, by Type, Through 2026
Table 32: North American Market for Advanced Technologies for Municipal Water Treatment, by Country, Through 2026
Table 33: North American Market for Advanced Technologies for Municipal Water Treatment, by Technology Type, Through 2026
Table 34: North American Market for Filtration Technology for Municipal Water Treatment, by Type, Through 2026
Table 35: North American Market for Membrane Filtration for Municipal Water Treatment, by Filtration Technology, Through 2026
Table 36: North American Market for Advanced Disinfection Systems for Municipal Water Treatment, by Type, Through 2026
Table 37: European Market for Advanced Technologies for Municipal Water Treatment, by Country, Through 2026
Table 38: European Market for Advanced Technologies for Municipal Water Treatment, by Technology Type, Through 2026
Table 39: European Market for Filtration Technology for Municipal Water Treatment, by Type, Through 2026
Table 40: European Market for Membrane Filtration for Municipal Water Treatment, by Filtration Technology, Through 2026
Table 41: European Market for Advanced Disinfection Systems for Municipal Water Treatment, by Type, Through 2026
Table 42: Asia-Pacific Market for Advanced Technologies for Municipal Water Treatment, by Country, Through 2026
Table 43: Asia-Pacific Market for Advanced Technologies for Municipal Water Treatment, by Technology Type, Through 2026
Table 44: Asia-Pacific Market for Filtration Technology for Municipal Water Treatment, by Type, Through 2026
Table 45: Asia-Pacific Market for Membrane Filtration for Municipal Water Treatment, by Filtration Technology, Through 2026
Table 46: Asia-Pacific Market for Advanced Disinfection Systems for Municipal Water Treatment, by Type, Through 2026
Table 47: RoW Market for Advanced Technologies for Municipal Water Treatment, by Sub-Region, Through 2026
Table 48: RoW Market for Advanced Technologies for Municipal Water Treatment, by Technology Type, Through 2026
Table 49: RoW Market for Filtration Technology for Municipal Water Treatment, by Type, Through 2026
Table 50: RoW Market for Membrane Filtration for Municipal Water Treatment, by Filtration Technology, Through 2026
Table 51: RoW Market for Advanced Disinfection Systems for Municipal Water Treatment, by Type, Through 2026
Table 52: Recent Developments in Advanced Municipal Water Treatment Market
Table 53: 3M: Company Overview, 2020
Table 54: Alfa Laval: Company Overview, 2020
Table 55: Aquion, Inc.: Company Overview, 2020
Table 56: Aquion, Inc.: Recent Developments, 2021
Table 57: CDG Environmental: Company Overview, 2020
Table 58: DuPont de Nemours Inc.: Company Overview, 2020
Table 59: DuPont de Nemours Inc.: Recent Developments, 2021
Table 60: Electrolytic Technologies: Company Overview, 2020
Table 61: Electrolytic Technologies: Recent Developments, 2021
Table 62: Evoqua Water Technologies LLC: Company Overview, 2020
Table 63: Evoqua Water Technologies LLC: Recent Developments
Table 64: Hydranautics (a Nitto Group Company): Company Overview
Table 65: Industrie De Nora S.p.A.: Company Overview, 2020
Table 66: Industrie De Nora S.p.A.: Recent Developments
Table 67: Koch Separation Solutions: Company Overview, 2020
Table 68: Koch Separation Solutions: Recent Developments
Table 69: Ozotech Inc.: Company Overview, 2020
Table 70: Pall Corp.: Company Overview, 2020
Table 71: Pall Corp.: Recent Developments
Table 72: SUEZ Group: Company Overview, 2020
Table 73: SUEZ Group: Recent Developments
Table 74: Toray Industries, Inc.: Company Overview, 2020
Table 75: Toray Industries, Inc.: Recent Developments
Table 76: Triple O Systems, Inc.: Company Overview, 2020
Table 77: WesTech Engineering LLC: Company Overview, 2020
Table 78: WesTech Engineering LLC: Recent Development
Table 79: Wigen Water Technologies: Company Overview, 2019
Table 80: Wigen Water Technologies: Recent Developments
Table 81: Xylem, Inc.: Company Overview, 2020
Table 82: Xylem, Inc.: Recent Developments
Table 83: Acronyms Used in This Report

List of Figures
Summary Figure: Global Market for Advanced Municipal Water Treatment Technologies, by Region, 2020-2026
Figure 1: Investment Cost of Converting to Non-chlorine Alternatives at Medium-Size Municipal Drinking Water Plants
Figure 2: Share of U.S. Population on Public Water Supply Using Water Treated with Chloramination, 2019
Figure 3: U.S. Population Growth, Projection and Trends, 2020-2060
Figure 4: Total 20-Year Need, by System Size, System Type, and Project Type, January 2015
Figure 5: Share of Total Regulatory Needs, by Microbial and Chemical Regulations, January 2015
Figure 6: U.S. Market for Filtration Technology for Advanced Municipal Water Treatment, by Type of Filtration Technology, 2020-2026
Figure 7: U.S. Market for Membrane Filtration Technology for Municipal Water Treatment, by Filtration Technology, 2020-2026
Figure 8: Comparison of Membrane Processes
Figure 9: U.S. Market for MBRs for Municipal Water Treatment, 2020-2026
Figure 10: U.S. Market for Advanced Disinfection Systems for Municipal Water Treatment, by Type, 2020-2026
Figure 11: U.S. Market for Ozone Disinfection Systems for Municipal Water Treatment, 2020-2026
Figure 12: U.S. Market for UV Disinfection Systems for Municipal Water Treatment, 2020-2026
Figure 13: U.S. Market for Novel Disinfection Systems for Municipal Water Treatment, by Disinfectant Type, 2020-2026
Figure 14: Global Market for Advanced Technologies for Municipal Water Treatment, by Region, 2020-2026
Figure 15: Global Market Shares of Advanced Technologies for Municipal Water Treatment, by Region, 2020
Figure 16: Global Market for Advanced Technologies for Municipal Water Treatment, by Technology Type, 2020-2026
Figure 17: Global Market Shares of Advanced Technologies for Municipal Water Treatment, by Technology Type, 2020
Figure 18: Global Market for Filtration Technology for Municipal Water Treatment, by Type, 2020-2026
Figure 19: Global Market for Membrane Filtration for Municipal Water Treatment, by Filtration Technology, 2020-2026
Figure 20: Global Market Shares of Membrane Filtration for Municipal Water Treatment, by Filtration Technology, 2020
Figure 21: Global Market for Advanced Disinfection Systems for Municipal Water Treatment, by Type, 2020-2026
Figure 22: Global Market Shares of Advanced Disinfection Systems for Municipal Water Treatment, by Type, 2020
Figure 23: North American Market for Advanced Technologies for Municipal Water Treatment, by Country, 2020-2026
Figure 24: North American Market Shares of Advanced Technologies for Municipal Water Treatment, by Country, 2020
Figure 25: North American Market for Advanced Technologies for Municipal Water Treatment, by Technology Type, 2020-2026
Figure 26: North American Market Shares of Advanced Technologies for Municipal Water Treatment, by Technology Type, 2020
Figure 27: North American Market for Filtration Technology for Municipal Water Treatment, by Type, 2020-2026
Figure 28: North American Market for Membrane Filtration for Municipal Water Treatment, by Filtration Technology, 2020-2026
Figure 29: North American Market Shares of Membrane Filtration for Municipal Water Treatment, by Filtration Technology, 2020
Figure 30: North American Market for Advanced Disinfection Systems for Municipal Water Treatment, by Type, 2020-2026
Figure 31: North American Market Shares of Advanced Disinfection Systems for Municipal Water Treatment, by Type, 2020
Figure 32: European Market for Advanced Technologies for Municipal Water Treatment, by Country, 2020-2026
Figure 33: European Market Shares of Advanced Technologies for Municipal Water Treatment, by Country, 2020
Figure 34: European Market for Advanced Technologies for Municipal Water Treatment, by Technology Type, 2020-2026
Figure 35: European Market Shares of Advanced Technologies for Municipal Water Treatment, by Technology Type, 2020
Figure 36: European Market for Filtration Technology for Municipal Water Treatment, by Type, 2020-2026
Figure 37: European Market for Membrane Filtration for Municipal Water Treatment, by Filtration Technology, 2020-2026
Figure 38: European Market Shares of Membrane Filtration for Municipal Water Treatment, by Filtration Technology, 2020
Figure 39: European Market for Advanced Disinfection Systems for Municipal Water Treatment, by Type, 2020-2026
Figure 40: European Market Shares of Advanced Disinfection Systems for Municipal Water Treatment, by Type, 2020
Figure 41: Asia-Pacific Market for Advanced Technologies for Municipal Water Treatment, by Country, 2020-2026
Figure 42: Asia-Pacific Market Shares of Advanced Technologies for Municipal Water Treatment, by Country, 2020
Figure 43: Asia-Pacific Market for Advanced Technologies for Municipal Water Treatment, by Technology Type, 2020-2026
Figure 44: Asia-Pacific Market Shares of Advanced Technologies for Municipal Water Treatment, by Technology Type, 2020
Figure 45: Asia-Pacific Market for Filtration Technology for Municipal Water Treatment, by Type, 2020-2026
Figure 46: Asia-Pacific Market for Membrane Filtration for Municipal Water Treatment, by Filtration Technology, 2020-2026
Figure 47: Asia-Pacific Market Shares of Membrane Filtration for Municipal Water, by Filtration Technology, 2020
Figure 48: Asia-Pacific Market for Advanced Disinfection Systems for Municipal Water Treatment, by Type, 2020-2026
Figure 49: Asia-Pacific Market Shares of Advanced Disinfection Systems for Municipal Water Treatment, by Type, 2020
Figure 50: RoW Market for Advanced Technologies for Municipal Water Treatment, by Sub-Region, 2020-2026
Figure 51: RoW Market Shares of Advanced Technologies for Municipal Water Treatment, by Sub-Region, 2020
Figure 52: RoW Market for Advanced Technologies for Municipal Water Treatment, by Technology Type, 2020-2026
Figure 53: RoW Market Shares of Advanced Technologies for Municipal Water Treatment, by Technology Type, 2020
Figure 54: RoW Market for Filtration Technology for Municipal Water Treatment, by Type, 2020-2026
Figure 55: RoW Market for Membrane Filtration for Municipal Water Treatment, by Filtration Technology, 2020-2026
Figure 56: RoW Market Shares of Membrane Filtration for Municipal Water Treatment, by Filtration Technology, 2020
Figure 57: RoW Market for Advanced Disinfection Systems for Municipal Water Treatment, by Type, 2020-2026
Figure 58: RoW Market for Advanced Disinfection Systems for Municipal Water Treatment, by Type, 2020
Figure 59: Global Market Shares for Advanced Technologies for Municipal Water Treatment, by Company, 2020
Figure 60: 3M: Company Revenue, 2019 and 2020
Figure 61: 3M: R&D Expenditures, 2019 and 2020
Figure 62: 3M: Revenue Share, by Segment, 2021
Figure 63: 3M: Revenue Share, by Geography, 2021
Figure 64: Alfa Laval: Company Revenue, 2019 and 2020
Figure 65: Alfa Laval: Revenue Share, by Segment, 2021
Figure 66: Alfa Laval: Revenue Share, by Product & Services, 2021
Figure 67: Alfa Laval: Revenue Share, by Geography, 2021
Figure 68: Aquion, Inc.: Company Revenue (Parent Company), 2019 and 2020
Figure 69: Aquion, Inc.: R&D Expenditures (Parent Company), 2019 and 2020
Figure 70: Aquion, Inc.: Revenue Share (Parent Company), by Segment, 2021
Figure 71: Aquion, Inc.: Revenue Share (Parent Company), by Geography, 2021
Figure 72: DuPont de Nemours Inc.: Company Revenue, 2019 and 2020
Figure 73: DuPont de Nemours Inc.: R&D Expenditures, 2019 and 2020
Figure 74: DuPont de Nemours Inc.: Revenue Share, by Segment, 2021
Figure 75: DuPont de Nemours Inc.: Revenue Share, by Geography, 2021
Figure 76: Evoqua Water Technologies LLC: Company Revenue, 2019 and 2020
Figure 77: Evoqua Water Technologies LLC: Revenue Share, by Segment, 2021
Figure 78: Evoqua Water Technologies LLC: Revenue Share, by Geography, 2021
Figure 79: Hydranautics (a Nitto Group Company): Company Revenue (Parent Company), 2019 and 2020
Figure 80: Hydranautics (a Nitto Group Company): R&D Expenditures (Parent Company), 2019 and 2020
Figure 81: Hydranautics (a Nitto Group Company): Revenue Share, by Segment, 2021
Figure 82: Pall Corp.: Company Revenue (Parent Company), 2019 and 2020
Figure 83: Pall Corp.: Revenue Share (Parent Company), by Segment, 2021
Figure 84: Pall Corp.: Revenue Share (Parent Company), by Geography, 2021
Figure 85: SUEZ Group: Company Revenue, 2019 and 2020
Figure 86: SUEZ Group: R&D Expenditures, 2019 and 2020
Figure 87: SUEZ Group: Revenue Share, by Segment, 2021
Figure 88: SUEZ Group: Revenue Share, by Geography, 2021
Figure 89: Toray Industries, Inc.: Company Revenue, 2019 and 2020
Figure 90: Toray Industries, Inc.: Revenue Share, by Segment, 2021
Figure 91: Toray Industries, Inc.: Revenue Share, by Geography, 2021
Figure 92: Wigen Water Technologies: Company Revenue (Parent Company), 2019 and 2020
Figure 93: Wigen Water Technologies: Revenue Share (Parent Company), by Segment, 2021
Figure 94: Wigen Water Technologies: Property, Plant and Equipment Share (Parent Company), by Geography, 2021
Figure 95: Xylem, Inc.: Company Revenue, 2019 and 2020
Figure 96: Xylem, Inc.: R&D Expenditures, 2019 and 2020
Figure 97: Xylem, Inc.: Revenue Share, by Segment, 2021
Figure 98: Xylem, Inc.: Revenue Share, by Geography, 2021

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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • 3M
  • Aquion, Inc.
  • Dupont De Nemours Inc.
  • Industrie De Nora S.P.A.
  • Ozotech Inc.
  • Suez Group

Government regulation of drinking water contaminants is the most important element in forecasting growth in this market. Additional market drivers are the growing U.S. population, with 79 million additional Americans expected by 2060 and deteriorating water infrastructure. The major market inhibitor relates to limited financial resources, such as the level of federal and state spending, and continuing economic uncertainties that curb public sector borrowing.

For the membrane technologies used in desalination, a growing water shortage in many areas is also a major factor in the industry’s future. The growing global water shortage is one of the most serious crises of the twenty-first century. While water supply has always been a critical issue in the arid Middle East, U.S. water shortages are a more recent and frightening prospect. Reverse osmosis (RO) desalination of brackish (mixed salt and fresh) water and seawater can bring increased potable supplies at a surprisingly low cost. Electrodialysis reversal (EDR) and nanofiltration (NF) also have a niche in converting brackish water to fresh.

In the 1990s, waterborne disease outbreaks in the U.S. and Canada alerted utilities to the inefficiency of standard treatment processes. Plant operators discovered these shortfalls could be addressed, however, by implementing a physical barrier to the microbes with the low-pressure membrane methods of microfiltration (MF) and ultrafiltration (UF).

As an alternative to imposing a physical barrier to pathogens, potable water also can be rid of the most dangerous disease microbes through disinfection; this is most commonly accomplished by adding chlorine. The discovery that chlorine can create harmful by-products in the presence of organics in surface water feeds has led to a range of replacement disinfectants including ozone, UV, and some novel oxidants.

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  • 3M
  • Alfa Laval
  • Aquion, Inc.
  • CDG Environmental
  • Dupont De Nemours Inc.
  • Electrolytic Technologies
  • Evoqua Water Technologies Llc
  • Hydranautics (A Nitto Group Company)
  • Industrie De Nora S.P.A.
  • Koch Separation Solutions
  • Ozotech Inc.
  • Pall Corp.
  • Suez Group
  • Toray Industries, Inc.
  • Triple O Systems, Inc.
  • Westech Engineering Llc
  • Wigen Water Technologies
  • Xylem, Inc.
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